Cora Walby is pursuing a career in museum collection care and management. After spending the past few years as an administrative assistant, she began the Museum Studies Program at MSU. Upon completion of the certificate, she began taking courses at the International Preservation Studies Center to gain the hands on experience needed to work with various collections. Along with the IPSC certification and a graduate degree in history, she will also be pursuing the digital humanities certificate from MSU. All of this training is in preparation for working with material culture and making objects more accessible to the general public.
Cora is a member of the Michigan Museum Alliance and Michigan Emerging Museum Professionals. She has interned at the MSU museum (inventory and database updating), volunteered at the Michigan Historical Center (digitizing records), and is currently volunteering at the Detroit Institute of Arts (digitizing video collections).